posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 04:00 PM
So just a quick thought on the behaviour of the media following the terrorist attack in london earlier this week.
Now as i am sure everyone knows some guy drove into a bunch of people in london then stabbed a police officer, 4 people died, about 40 injured. To
those involved this is tragic, its horrible to have people lost in such senseless violence but lets be very cold for a moment and put this into
perspective. Last year there was about 700 murders in the UK, so about 2 a day, and over all just a little more than half a million of us brits died
So when you actually look at this in the contest of the bigger picture 4 murders in one day in London really is not statistically significant, it
wasn't like the events of 7/7 or the Paris attacks. Yet the media totally lost their collective minds over this and run near constant news on it for
48 hours. I almost feel like this is playing into the hands of the terrorists who commit these acts, it gets them attention, it advertises the method
of terror used and it creates further panic for the public at large. Sure stuff like this should be reported, i can understand it being the top
headline in the 6 o'clock news but I really feel like the media were very guilty of making this into a much bigger story than it really needed to
Might just be me, but I thought i would shear.